Review: Saving Jason by Michael Sears

Saving Jason (Jason Stafford, #4)Saving Jason by Michael Sears
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wow, it's taken me a very long time to finish the book. Thanks to Goodreads I'm able to tell you that the book didn't really take off until about 35% of the way through the book. I enjoyed the premise of the book, but I just feel that there was too much of a build up to the big parts and a slam down into the dark abyss afterward. Then you're back at the same pace until the book is finally concluded with a very quickly laid out plot to bring down the bad guys that I didn't quite grasp.

I was very impressed with Mr. Sears' understanding of an autistic young boy. It had to have been derived from a personal understanding. Bravo Mr. Sears, Bravo.

Based on the experience with this book from Mr. Sears, I fear I would not try to read another one of his books.

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************ I received this product for free/at a discount in exchange for an honest review, but all opinions are my own. Most books are donated to the local library for circulation, or donation to the Friends of the Library.


Review: Beyond Suffering Bible

Beyond Suffering Bible-NLT: Where Struggles Seem Endless, God's Hope Is Infinite
by Joni and Friends Inc.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've spent most of my adult life suffering in one way or another. Whether it be emotional, or physical pain, it didn't matter. And it hasn't been any easier the past 10-12 years. I've been really ticked off at God and what he "did" to me. Because what Daddy (what one of his names (Abba) means) would allow such pain and suffering to exist in the world. Especially while there are those that are good. Truly "bad" (subjective to each person) people seem to live long lives and they don't seem to deserve it. So why? Why would God allow it? This bible helps to put pain and suffering into perspective so you can understand the love that God has for us and that he really doesn't want you to suffer. I still have questions for God, things I don't understand, but that's where faith comes into play. Hopefully, this bible will help me to understand and gain a little more faith with each and every read.

I enjoyed the Connection Points, beginning of chapter intros that show how suffering and disabilities are focused on, and devotionals that are peppered through the pages. I'm glad that I was given the chance to review this bible. Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for giving me the opportunity.

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